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Jon Sobel is an Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC): Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee by Seth Lepore

Lepore plays a variety of gurus and coaches showing you the way to enlightenment while divesting you of your cash and dignity. Read More »

Actors and Acting: How the Lowly Have Risen

Once disparaged, the acting profession has risen in prestige until the great thespians are practically Lords and Ladies. What happened? Read More »

Swamp Dogg Rising: Classic Albums by the Funky Soul Maestro Re-Released

The rise and fall and rise again of a soul singer and songwriter like no other. Read More »

Interview: Edward Einhorn, Artistic Director of UTC61, on Directing Greek Drama

Mob rule, Euripides, and the Arab Spring in a new production of Iphigenia in Aulis at La Mama. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Donnybrook! at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Irish Rep presents a revival of a thoroughly old-fashioned Johnny Burke musical based on the movie The Quiet Man. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Iphigenia in Aulis

One of the most emotional plays in the canon of ancient Greek theater receives an artful production at La Mama. Read More »

Bajofondo: The New Soul of the Tango

Two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla ushers tango music into a new century with Bajofondo's "alt-electrorock-tango." Read More »

LinkedIn, Watered Down

The "professional" social network is apparently trying to become just another self-esteem machine. Read More »

“Black Sheep Boy” Tim Hardin Remembered on New Tribute Disc

1960s completists remember the long-deceased singer-songwriter's participation at Woodstock, even though he didn't make it into the movie. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Man Who Laughs – A Live Silent Film for the Stage

Based on an obscure Victor Hugo novel, this highly unusual production features live piano accompaniment, a brilliant live-marionette sequence, and free popcorn. Read More »